Pali Lookout

Most visitors think that the Nuuanu Pali Lookout is just a magnificent view of the windward side of Oahu. It is certainly a gorgeous view, and befitting that Mark Twain once remarked that it was “the most beautiful view in the world.” But this gorgeous spot was also site to one of the bloodiest battles the island of Oahu has ever seen.

Pali Lookout Site of Bloody Battle

In 1795, King Kamehameha lead his warriors from the sands of Waikiki all the way into the mountains of Nuuanu, pushing the Oahu army all the way back to the lookout. With no other place to go, hundreds of warriors from the Oahu army were forced off the cliff to their deaths. When Mark Twain visited the spot in 1870, skulls could still be seen on the battlefield. All of Discover Hawaii Tours circle island adventures stop at the breathtaking Nuuanu Pali Lookout

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